Sunday, November 7, 2010

What Drew's Watching: Bones

Bones: Season 6, Episode 5 "The Bones that Weren't"

Wait a minute, what? I wait two whole weeks for the next episode to air, and I get this? Generally if the murder victim has an odd occupation (a male ballerina à la Rahm Emanuel in this one) or lifestyle, it lets the show embark on an engaging exploration of that subject matter. (The bounty hunters and guidos come to mind from this season.) Here, however, there's very little delving into the world of ballet, let alone ballet from a male perspective, save a few esoteric terms agonizingly couched in Bones's maladroit French accent. There is no action to speak of unless you count interminable street-dance sequences. I remember the existence of some comedic moments, but they weren't good enough to imprint details. The episode's trajectory is painfully predictable--I gave it the two plot points only because I found the technological tools this time around fascinating (no matter that my putative expert girlfriend condemned all of them as BS). I mean, come on--of course Hannah gets shot going into a bad neighborhood, and of course Booth supports her even though he disapproves of her pursuing the story. Thank God Bones looked like a normal human being in this one, or it would have been a total bust. Now, I'll admit that I had a lousy week, so maybe I'm not giving this episode its due. That said, unless you received a million dollars and a unicorn in the mail recently, best skip this one.

Plot: 2/10
Action: 0/10
Characters: 2/10
Comedy: 4/10
Bones's Makeup: 3/10

Overall Grade: D

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